Homeopathic Remedy for Asthma

Updated at: Feb 01, 2013
Homeopathic Remedy for Asthma

Homeopathic Remedies for Asthma - There are several homeopathic remedies for asthma which can prove to be beneficial. Remedies are usually decided by a homeopath keeping in mind the individual's symptoms and general health to combat asthma causin

Tilottama Chatterjee
Home RemediesWritten by: Tilottama ChatterjeePublished at: Apr 14, 2011

A woman is using an inhalerPeople suffering from asthma generally suffer from allergies, however, there are several homeopathic remedies for asthma which can prove beneficial. Consistent care under the guidance of an experienced doctor can improve a person’s general health and help to ward off the ill-effects of allergies that result in asthma attacks.


A homeopathic remedy for asthma, taken over time can reduce the intensity of asthma attacks - but since the treatment has to be carried out over a prolonged period, homeopaths advise that in case of a severe asthma condition or attack, which is evidenced by extreme breathlessness, looking pale, lips turning blue, and the possibility of the patient losing consciousness, an allopathic doctor should be contacted as soon as possible.


Remedies available from homeopaths differ, depending on the exact condition of the patient. Listed below are some homeopathic remedies for asthma which are recommended with a given set of symptoms:

Carbo Vegetabilis:

This is a homeopathic asthma treatment which is generally prescribed when the person has violent bouts of coughing which may cause a gag reflex to set in. Extremities might be cold, but there is a need for air or breeze. Feels dyspeptic, burping gives relief.



This is most often prescribed for asthma attacks that are brought on by emotional stress, anxiety or over excitement. The person displays behaviour that is irritable, angry and hypersensitive. In some cases, this is accompanied by a racking cough.


Arsenicum Album:

A person needing this homeopathic asthma remedy may often feel a combination of exhaustion and uneasiness. Breathing problems are exacerbated when supine, better when upright. The person often finds that ease of breathing deteriorates at night, accompanied by wheezing and a constant thirst. He/she may also experience violent chills accompanied by shivering, heat may bring relief.


Natrum Sulphuricum:

When asthma attacks are precipitated by mould and dampness, this homeopathy remedy is especially efficacious.


Nux Vomica:

Persons feeling constricted in the chest and stomach, brought on by having spicy food, alcohol and sweets. Warmth and sleep along with this remedy bring relief.



Excessive warmth especially indoors along with and heavily spiced  food bring on wheezing as a result of exertion and chest congestion. This remedy is useful for children suffering from asthma.


Dosage Directions for Homeopathic Medicines


Dosage directions for homeopathic medicines is decided by a physician, Medicines come with different levels of potency. While self medication isn’t really a great idea, take care to choose the medication that corresponds closest with your symptoms. One should take a dose and check the results. If it doesn’t work, try a higher dose. If varying dosages don’t work, try a different homeopathic remedy for asthma.


Homeopathic treatments can be very useful in combating asthma. Remedies used are based on the individual’s symptoms and aim at improving the person’s general health, which in turn will enable his ability to combat various allergies that cause asthma. One of the most redeeming factors of homeopathy is the lack of side effects experienced by this form of treatment.



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